Mainz vs Schalke
Germany – Bundesliga
Date: Saturday, 7 November 2020
Kick-off at 14:30 UK/ 15:30 CET
Venue: Opel Arena.
These two teams have been the absolute worst in the whole competition, and are placed in the dead last two spots. They have also conceded the most number of goals of all the teams in the league. In fact, from a combined 12 match-ups, these two squads have let in a total of 38 goals.
Going on, not a single win has been posted either so far by these teams, and it goes without saying that either of them is desperate at this point. And as such, the upcoming encounter is surely going to be a high-pressure game.
It also needs to be considered that – for either of these teams, this upcoming fixture will be one of those rare occasions where they would not be an outright underdog. And it needs to be taken advantage of, at any cost.
Likely, expect the faltering defense from both sides to have a tough ninety minutes under pressure, and let in a considerable number of goals.
Mainz vs Schalke: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Two of the former three games had three or more goals.
- The latest encounter had ended in a goalless draw.
- In the past five years, the hosts have kept a total of just two clean sheets at this stadium.
- Meanwhile, the home team has scored two or more goals in five of the preceding nine clashes at this venue.
Mainz vs Schalke: Prediction
The 05ers lost 3-1 on the road the last match-day, against Augsburg. In the meantime, the Miners were held to a 1-1 draw at home the past game week, by Stuttgart.
Going on, Jan-Moritz Lichte’s men had lost ten of their preceding eleven overall matches, and they had conceded three or more goals in six of their former seven games.
At home, they had lost eight of their previous ten appearances, and have won just thrice at this stadium this whole year. And their latest clean sheet at this venue had come eight months back against a team from the lower division.
On the other hand, Manuel Baum’s men have conceded the most number of goals so far in the competition, and their last clean sheet had come back in January.
And embarrassingly, they have conceded a total of 16 goals from their former four road trips alone.
Suffice it to say that these two teams are frighteningly poor with their defense, and in a high-pressure game this weekend, both are expected to concede goals in plenty.
Mainz vs Schalke: Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.60 (3/5)
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.75 (3/4).